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Poster: dark.starz Date: Apr 20, 2013 11:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Jethro Tull - Benefit (1970) Original Album

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moHr8lQZ49Q

This LP started showing up at parties in 8th grade, great band, killer record with a hat trick still to come! To Cry You a Song, “thought i saw angels but i could have been wrong”, indeed!

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Apr 21, 2013 9:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jethro Tull - Benefit (1970) Original Album (and some love for Martin Barre)

Between '69 and '72 Jethro Tull had a string of great albums that rivals just about anyone's:

'68 - Stand Up
'69 - Benefit
'70 - Aqualung
'71 - Thick As A Brick
'72 - Living In the Past.

On a related note, I always thought that Martin Barre was overlooked for his guitar playing. While he wasn't flashy, he sure came up with some great and memorable licks.

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Apr 21, 2013 7:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jethro Tull - Benefit (1970) Original Album (and some love for Martin Barre)

Agreed, Martin is close to the top of the list of most underrated rock guitarists of all time, unique sound and a monster Gibson SG player!

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJeff Kaplan Date: Apr 21, 2013 11:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jethro Tull - Benefit (1970) Original Album (and some love for Martin Barre)

Saw them in 1971 with Yes opening. One of the most memorable non-Dead concerts I ever attended.

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Poster: Mr Cranky Date: Apr 21, 2013 1:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jethro Tull - Benefit (1970) Original Album (and some love for Martin Barre)

Very nice time for music in general. I was lucky enough to have to change a tire on Mr Anderson's car at the gas station were I worked then. He was a bit hurried to get to the gig during the Benefit tour and not pleased with the problem.
I suspect they would have driven away on the rim if they could have. His manager must have saved money on the local hotel too, cause it was not a 5 star joint. I hope accommodations changed as they became more well known.
There was some debate among friends later when the Aqualung cover came out, as it did resemble me quite a bit. But I usually do not smile that much.
(I've just realized, back then I often had a frozen smile for some reason.)